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Is an open splenectomy a very long procedure

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
No.: The operative time for an open splenectomy is between 60-90 minutes. The recovery time includes a 4-5 day hospital stay and 3-4 weeks before returnin ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Uncommon.: Spleens are not like the appendix; they serve many important functions not the least of which is protection against sudden overwhelming bacterial bloo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Relative risk: The procedure carries a higher risk for a person with the antibody, than one without it. However, you should discuss it with your surgeon and the add ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: If it is open or laparoscopic surgery. May be 1-3 weeks for most light activities and 4-6 weeks before full normal activities.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Genter
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Possibly: Liposction is a blunt technique performed with rigid metal cannulas. It is therefore possible for a rib to be broken or for deeper structures to be i ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Tv really does vary. It is not so much the "size" of the surgery that is important for long term good results in an incisional hernia repair as it is ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Trigger finger surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning that you are not admitted to the hospital for it. It can be done in a hospital OR, or a su ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
?: Are you referring to an umbilical cord transfusion where the fetus gets transfused while in utero or are you refering to collection of stem cells from ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes, but why??: In the modern anesthesia era there is not a good reason to be awake for an intra abdominal operation. Most abdominal operations are now done lapaross ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Cervix open: Depending how far along you were when the procedure was performed the cerix may remain open for up to several days but will close on its on. Generall ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
39 years experience Dentistry
No: Not if you are reasonably healthy and the gingivectomy is not overly aggressive.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Variable: Depends on the size & location of the scar & other factors such as degree of infection. May take 4-6 weeks before one can do all normal activities.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Possible: It really depends on your ability to cooperate. If you are very scared just go to sleep. The risk of general anesthesia is 1:200, 000 of death, loca ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Probable: If you are talking about the esophagus reverting to normal after a fundoplication then the answer is yes. The esophagitis will heal. If you are talkin ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sidman
39 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Deforming.: It should be operated on when other treatments don't work, or it is deforming, or interfering with normal body processes like breathing, eating, etc.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience Cardiology
Carefully!: Seriously though, the patient is placed on cardiopulmonary bypass, the donor heart is readied, the recipient heart is arrested and removed - usually t ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilyas Colombowala
18 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Depends: The success rates of ablation procedures depend mostly on the rhythm that is being ablated. For some arrhythmias such as SVT or atrial flutter, long t ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adil Roomi
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Pain can last: The pain from irritation clotted blood and spasm can be just as painful as the stone itself. Drink plenty of fluid. Some patients need to return to ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Pretty quick recover: If you did not have bowel resection , will be out in couple of days , complete wound healing will take 3 wk , even with bowel resection , that is the ... Read More
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Surgery: The only person who can answer these questions is the surgeon performing the procedure as surgeons have all different protocols
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Depends --: It would depend on the method of repair -- whether is it percutaneous meaning using a catheter base repair or open heart repair which would certainly ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Clayton
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes, it is common: The septum is connected to the nasal bones, and sometimes it is necessary to change the position of the nasal bones in order to change the shape of th ... Read More

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